Thursday, September 22, 2011
The many faces of abuse
Many people are in the dark as to who Domestic/Family/Emotional/Verbal/Sexual violence or even bullying victims look like.
We are normal, not some Hollyweird picture of someone perhaps on drugs, homeless or drunk. Though some of us end up in those circumstance due to the stress or no where to go.
We are babies, children, Mom's, Grandma's, Aunt's, Uncle's (Don't forget boys and men suffering too!), Grandpa's, or cousin. What about pets? There are sad stories about animals being mistreated as well in the news!
In the women's shelter the wide variety of economic and ethinic backgrounds are across the spectrum of humanity. There were victims and survivors that were abused by daughters, sons, much older children, husband's, boyfriends, and girlfriends.
You may never really know who is a victim or survivor unless they break the silence and come forth to also break the cycle.